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Now, onto Week 4 start/sit advice …

Injuries of Note

Arian Foster looks game-ready for this weekend’s tilt with Pittsburgh. Keep an eye on his practice status today … Michael Vick, also, should be good-to-go for Sunday … It seems almost a certainty that Antonio Gates will sit out this week, although he is said to be optimistic about his foot injury … In a surprise announcement, Saints’ head coach Sean Payton said Marques Colston will play against the Jaguars … The Cardinals are being cautious with Beanie Wells in practice but he looks on schedule to play … Jeremy Maclin practiced a little on Thursday and could be a game-time decision … For more injury updates, read Stephania Bell’s injury blog on ESPN.com.

Start ‘Em

Arian Foster v. Steelers
Nothing to fear hear, Joseph Addai had 85+ yards and a touchdown last week.

Randy McMichael v. Dolphins
This might be his only useful week against a Dolphins’ D that is getting torched by tight ends.

Kyle Orton @ Packers
Of course I do not expect the Broncos to win, but Orton will be forced to throw a lot in this one.

Sit ‘Em

Nate Washington @ Browns
Will not be a good start for Washington as a No. 1 wide receiver as he draws shut-down corner Joe Haden.

Jahvid Best @ Cowboys
Cowboys have a surprisingly stout run defense so far this year. Best can disappear into games at times.

Devery Henderson @ Jaguars
With Marques Colston heading back to the lineup and Lance Moore healthy again, there are less targets for Henderson.

Fantasy Mailbag

Great questions from our readers this week. If you want your fantasy questions answered, make sure to follow The Hazean on Facebook or check us out on Twitter.

@elpurplemonkey Should I pick up Kendall Hunter or Titus Young? Should I drop my bench warming Mike Williams in order to get either of them?

Assuming this is the Tampa Bay Mike Williams, I would say no. Hold on him for now. But if this is the Seattle Mike Williams, in a heartbeat! I would rank these free agents Hunter > Young.

Christy Keele So far my Philadelphia defense has been underwhelming, and my league gives extra points for good defensive performance. Should I stick with them or is there another DEF you’d recommend? Maybe DEF by committee, following Seattle or KC?

I am a proponent of defense-by-committee, but it works a lot better for your team as a whole when you go into your fantasy draft knowing that will be your strategy for the year. At this point, you are trying to decide when to cut-and-run from the Eagles. If you do not like the matchup this weekend or next weekend, make the switch and start streaming defenses. It’s the wave of the future!

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